Eileen Richardson

November 02, 1924 ‒ October 06, 2013

Warrensburg, New York

Eileen Richardson, 88, of Galion, died Sunday evening, Oct. 6, 2013 at Mill Creek Nursing Center in Galion where she has resided the last four years.

Born Nov. 2, 1924 in Warrensburg, New York, she was the daughter of the late Jeremiah Arthur Singleton and Ella Mae Black Singleton. She married Robert G. Richardson on Nov. 6, 1948 and he survives.

Eileen graduated from Elmore, Ohio High School in 1943 and graduated as a registered nurse from Toledo Hospital School of Nursing in 1947 where she worked until her marriage. Upon her marriage to Robert G. Richardson in 1948 they moved to Galion. Eileen worked as a nurse at Galion Community Hospital for two years until she started her family and became a full-time homemaker. She assisted her husband, Bob, in the operation of the former Volk-Richardson Funeral Home which they purchased in 1962 where Bob had worked since 1948. Later, upon their retirement, it became known as Richardson-Davis Funeral Home.

Eileen was a long time member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion, serving on RCIA many years. She volunteered as the school nurse at St. Joseph Parish School, was the first female to serve on church council and hand sewed the infant baptismal stoles. She volunteered as a nurse at the Red Cross Bloodmobiles in Galion many years and was a member of the Galion Community Hospital Auxiliary TWIG 5 where she volunteered in the gift shop. Eileen was very creative with knitting, cross stitching, tatting and sewing.

In addition to her husband she is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Craig and Sandy Richardson of Mansfield and Mark Richardson of Galion; two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret “Peggy” and Miguel Leal of Chicago and Phyllis and Paul Foxworth of Chicago; seven grandchildren, Torrie Holbrook, Katie Richardson, Michael Alley Richardson, Melissa Foxworth, Molly Patrick Jenkins, Sam Leal and Robert Huenefeld; one great-grandson, Sky Holbrook; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ted and Cece Singleton of Freemont and Ray and Carol Singleton of Groveport and one brother-in-law, Wally Bukszar of Brunswick.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, Christopher Leal; two brothers, Gerald and Jack Singleton and one sister, Mary Bukszar.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home in Galion. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father John Miller, celebrant. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

A vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home, during calling hours, with Deacon, Greg Kirk officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church, 135 N. Liberty St., Galion, Ohio 44833.